Category: Labor

Paul Buhle: Labor Power=Workplace Democracy?

Reviews of “An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy” and “New Forms of Worker Organization, The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism”

Patrick Bond: Resource-Cursed South Africa Suffers More Mining Massacres

From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown

Laura Gottesdiener: Coal Dethroned

As the coal industry crumbles, West Virginians are rallying in support of what’s being called “transition work” — the building, that is, of a new economy based on agriculture, local arts, wineries, and the like

Frank Bardacke: Strawberry Jam

The UFWOC organizing committee was established in 1966. The union was granted a charter as an independent union in 1972. It is now 43 years later. When will the workers be ready?

Preeti Kaur: Tianjin Explosion Highlights Profits over People

Regulations requiring corporations to safeguard their employees and protect the environment must be bought into law and implemented strictly and effectively

Steve Early: How “Brother” Bernie Is Making Labor’s Day

Whether he wins or loses, Sanders is already helpfully tapping into rank-and-file discontent about who gets to decide what in our unions

Dave Johnson: Bernie Sanders Proposes To Boost Worker-Ownership Of Companies

Sanders proposed to get the government involved in starting and maintaining worker cooperatives and creating a bank to fund worker ownership

David Horsey: Amazon’s brutal workplace is an indicator of an inhumane economy

Is Amazon just a grueling 21st century sweatshop or the model for tomorrow’s high-powered workplace? And is there any difference between the two?

Black Labor Collaborative: Black Trade Union Leaders Speak Out on The Future of the Labor Movement in New Report

A new 35-page white paper, “A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor,” was released this week by the Black Labor Collaborative

Jeremy Brecher: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: How Unions and Allies Can Protect Affected Workers

Unions can pursue CPPs that reflect jobs, just transition, environmental justice, and climate protection objectives by building alliances among environmentalists, labor, and environmental justice advocates

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